Friday, March 14, 2008
MY MEETING WITH GOVERNOR DESIGNATE DAVID PATERSON
I met with Governor Designate David Paterson during a media availability at the State Capitol. Paterson will be officially sworn-in as New York State's 55th Governor on Monday, March 17, 2008.
We discussed the upcoming State Budget and outlined some of our top legislative priorities, including providing real property tax relief, controlling spending and improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers.
David Paterson is a good friend, a respected colleague and a dedicated, inspirational public servant who can reach across Albany's partisan divide and help move our state toward a better and brighter future for all its citizens. I, and our entire Assembly Republican Conference, look forward to working with David Paterson to find common ground and real solutions that will help make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.